Children’s accessories and toys are very messy items to keep control of. To keep your child’s bedroom free of clutter, you should develop a strategy that would help you as well as your child to collect and control the amount of mess. Here’s how you can do it.
1. Organize To Simplify
Organize each possession into different categories. Take your child’s view into consideration as everything should be comprehensible to him/her. Adult organization is difficult for a child to manage. Translate the unobvious for the child as per his/her individual needs. Define clear, easy to reach spaces to store items for your child. Take away every item that your child does not use anymore. Purchase lower hanging cupboards, book shelves, racks, and drawers according to the stature of your child.
2. Collect, Enclose and Manage
Never keep your kid’s toys and other possessions in open shelves, especially if there are too many small parts involved. If you want to keep the toys organized, you should collect, enclose and manage them. Allot specific plastic boxes to contain different toys. Usually, every child has smaller toys such as cars, trucks, Barbie dolls, and blocks along with their accessories which create a lot of clutter. Containers can be a good source of helping your child to organize and keep control of their toys and accessories.
3. Organize According To Your Child’s Stature
Organize things simply according to the stature of your child. Begin from the bottom and go until the top. Keep toys and other similar belongings in lower drawers and shelves. Use higher levels to keep less used possessions.
4. Tag Each Item
In the long run, keeping things organized can be a lot easier when you tag each item of use. Use computer sheets and print labels so your child can recall where each item is located and use larger fonts for small children. By tagging and organizing each item, your child will also be able to learn to self manage things as he/she grows older and will continue to be well-ordered later as well.
5. Set up a Routine
Children can get upset by constant nagging to keep their room clean. Usually what happens is that your child starts playing in a neat and clean room and within minutes you see that it is absolutely messy. Cleaning the mess can consume a lot of your time, so why not ask your child to clean it all? Train your child on how to pull out things carefully, use them responsibly and then collect and restore them correctly without creating messes. Later on, repeat the same lessons for teaching cleaning and maintaining the rest of the room.